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About Matilda the Musical

About Matilda the Musical 

Matilda the Musical is the spectacular theatre show adapted from Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s novel, Matilda. The story follows childhood genius Matilda Wormwood as she is neglected by her thoughtless parents, along with her experience in school run by The Trunchbull, the menacing and cruel headmistress. However, despite being misunderstood by her family and the hardship she faces, Matilda finds a friend in her teacher Miss Honey and discovers she has the power to change her destiny.  

The Matilda London show takes place at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End. The Matilda theatre experience brings Roald Dahl’s childhood classic story to life on stage in an immersive and outstanding production. Get your Matilda the Musical tickets now and see Matilda live in theatres to relive the magic of Roald Dahl’s childhood classic novel!

History

Matilda the Musical first opened in The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. The Royal Shakespeare Company production of the show then transferred to London in October 2011 where it has been playing to packed audiences in the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End ever since. Roald Dahl’s Matilda was first published in 1988 and remains a classic to this day, along with the 1996 film. Now, developed and directed by Matthew Warchus and with book by Dennis Kelly, Matilda is beautifully reimagined in a magical masterpiece in the theatre.

The musical has won over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical, seven Olivier Awards and five WhatsOnStage Awards. Consistently awarded with five-star reviews, it's one of the must-see shows for all ages, whether you were inspired reading the original book or watching the award-winning 1996 film. Packed with hilarious songs, outstanding performances and lots of laughs, make sure you don’t miss out on the spell-binding story of Matilda, live at the Cambridge Theatre, London. Matilda tickets sell fast – get yours while you can!

Discover more about Matilda the Musical:

Read our feature article on everything you need to know about Matilda the Musical.

Read our review of Matilda the Musical. Read all of our Matilda feature articles here.

Matilda the Musical songs

Songs in Matilda include Miracle, Naughty, The Hammer, The Chokey Chant, When I Grow Up, The Smell of Rebellion and Revolting Children, amongst many more. The music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical include original songs which are produced by comedian Tim Minchin. 

FAQs

Where is Matilda playing in London?

Matilda takes place at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End. The address for the Cambridge Theatre is 32-34 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2 9HU, UK.

How to get to Matilda London and Cambridge Theatre:

By Tube/Underground - The nearest tube station is Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line, which is located five minutes from the theatre. You can also get the Northern line or Piccadilly line to Leicester Square tube station.

By Bus - Bus routes which stop by Cambridge Theatre include the 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176.

By Train - The closest train station is Charing Cross station. 

By Car - Public transport is highly recommended as car paring is limited. The nearest carpark to the theatre is the National Car Park located in St Martins Lane. 

When is Matilda the Musical on in London?

Matilda performance times and dates are every Tuesday – Friday at 19:00, along with a Saturday show at 19:30. There are additional matinee shows on Wednesdays at 14:00, Saturdays at 14:30 and Sunday at 15:00. Matilda London is playing every week from now until December 2020. It is recommended that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins.

How long is Matilda the Musical?

Matilda the Musical in Cambridge Theatre has a running time of 2 hours 35 minutes. 

Is Matilda family friendly and are there age restrictions?

Matilda is largely a family-friendly show but is recommended for children who are aged six and above, though younger guests are welcome. The show is quite long, quite loud in parts and may be scary for younger children. Please note that babes in arms are not permitted. Each child requires their own seat and should stay seated at all times during the performance. Children need to be seated with their parent/guardian. 

Are resource packs available for school bookings?

Yes, school and education packs are available for Matilda. Find resources for your class on our Groups Guide.

Can I book group tickets for 10+ people?

Our Groups Guide has all of our shows which are available for group bookings. Simply contact us and fill out our Group Booking Form if you wish to enquire about group bookings for the show. 

Are accessible tickets available?

Yes, accessible seating is available. Please call 0844 412 4648 for access seating or email access@lwtheatres.co.uk, or visit the Matilda Access page here. Read more about access tickets on our Accessibility Help Page for general information about access and events.

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For even more West End theatre shows and musicals in London and the UK, check out our West End Theatre Guide for current shows. You can also read our latest theatre news and West End announcements, or check out all West End cast interviews on our YouTube Theatre channel.

Matilda reviews 

“The quest for a great new musical is over, London (and before long, presumably, the world) has just that in Matilda” - Evening Standard 

“Utterly exhilarating. Matilda explodes onto the stage” - Independent

“Gleefully nasty. An evening of unadulterated bliss” - Guardian

“Hilarious, moving, glorious” - Daily Telegraph

“Giddily enjoyable. Roars of approval shake the theatre” - Sunday Express

“Killer songs. Heart-tugging & inexpressibly moving” - Sunday Times

“Dark, daring and a lot of fun” - Financial Times

“The RSC's new musical version of Roald Dahl's Matilda is a triumph: enchanting, bold and ingenious” - Evening Standard

“The show only ended an hour ago, and I'm already longing to see it again” - Daily Telegraph